a) The state or quality of being primitive
b) The opinion that life was better or more moral among primitive peoples, or among children, and has deteriorated with civilization
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  • Primitivism — refers to a) an artistic movement in particular which originated as a reaction to the Enlightenment, or b) the general tendency to idealize any social behavior judged relatively simple or primitive, whether in the arts, social sciences or… …   Wikipedia

  • primitivism — PRIMITIVÍSM s.n. 1. Faptul de a fi primitiv, starea a ceea ce este primitiv; perioadă primitivă; primitivitate. 2. Tendinţă în creaţia spirituală de a conserva sau resuscita calităţile operelor create în primele faze ale dezvoltării societăţii,… …   Dicționar Român

  • primitivism — 1861, from PRIMITIVE (Cf. primitive) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • primitivism — [prim′itiv iz΄əm] n. 1. belief in or practice of primitive ways, living, etc. 2. the qualities, principles, etc. of primitive art or artists primitivist n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • primitivism — primitivist, n. primitivistic, adj. /prim i ti viz euhm/, n. 1. a recurrent theory or belief, as in philosophy or art, that the qualities of primitive or chronologically early cultures are superior to those of contemporary civilization. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • primitivism — noun Date: 1861 1. primitive practices or procedures; also a primitive quality or state 2. a. belief in the superiority of a simple way of life close to nature b. belief in the superiority of nonindustrial society to that of the present 3. the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primitivism — doctrine that a simple and natural life is morally best Philosophical Isms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • primitivism — prim·i·tiv·ism || prɪmÉ™tɪvɪzm n. antiquity, oldness; crudeness, simpleness; state of being uncivilized …   English contemporary dictionary

  • primitivism — noun 1》 adoption of a primitive lifestyle or technique. 2》 instinctive and unreasoning behaviour. Derivatives primitivist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • primitivism — prim·i·tiv·ism …   English syllables

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